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6 Things You Didn't Know About Amphibians
Animals  (tags: Amphibians, interesting, photos )

Jean
- 18 days ago - thedodo.com
Amphibians share the water with fish and the land with reptiles and mammals. Yet they're often treated like a forgotten middle child, as most people don't know much about these species beyond basic frog trivia. Get to know your amphibian pals.
Snails Taking It Slow and Easy: Photos
Animals  (tags: snails, photos, beautiful, interesting )

Giana
- 33 days ago - news.discovery.com
Most snails are hermaphrodites, with both male and female reproductive organs. A mating ritual that can last several hours results in each snail having eggs to deliver, after they grow for a bit inside the snail.
Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away
Animals  (tags: elephants, rain, detection, 150 miles, interesting, study, wildlife )

Giana
- 34 days ago - news.discovery.com
If you want to know when it's going to rain, ask an elephant. Apparently, they just know. That's according to new research suggesting the lumbering giants can sense when a storm is coming, even if the ominous clouds are gathering a long way off.
Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other's Behinds?
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, dogs, dog behavior, interesting, interesting facts, pets, animalrights )

Cal
- 112 days ago - mnn.com
The reason behind that up-close-and-personal sniffing is more complex than you think.
Scorpions Build Mansions With Sun Rooms, Cool Beds
Animals  (tags: scorpions, architects, constructions, underground, homes, interesting, study )

Giana
- 142 days ago - news.discovery.com
Scorpions are master architects, constructing homes that include both a sunning platform and a cool room that retains humidity, according to new research.
Ice Anemones to Dragon Trees: Top Species of Year Named
Animals  (tags: wildlife, new species, named, interesting, goodnews )

Giana
- 181 days ago - news.discovery.com
The top 10 new species for 2014 has just been named by an international committee of taxonomists and other experts.
Unlocking the Secrets of the Polar Bears' Extraordinary Evolution
Animals  (tags: off-beat, news, interesting, animals )

Christeen
- 197 days ago - takepart.com
Some interesting information about the polar bear.
10 Most Unusual Animal Vocal Mimics
Animals  (tags: animals, vocal mimics, photos, study, interesting )

Giana
- 201 days ago - news.discovery.com
Polly may want a cracker, but other animal vocal mimics use their talent to get a lot more, suggests a new study published in the journal Science.
Monkey Math and Other Number-Crunching Critters
Animals  (tags: animals, calculation, numbers, interesting )

Giana
- 208 days ago - news.discovery.com
Interesting information.
Top 10 Fastest Land Animals
Animals  (tags: wildlife, habitat, animals, fastest land animals, interesting )

Giana
- 209 days ago - news.discovery.com
The list of the top 10 fastest land animals has a new entry, and it's in the number one spot, according to a recent study.
Adaptation Keeps Sloths' Lungs From Being Crushed
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, wildlife, sloths, lungs, study, interesting )

Giana
- 210 days ago - news.discovery.com
If you're worried that you haven't spent enough time on the question of how a sloth can hang upside-down all the time without its slow-digesting stomach rendering its lungs useless, worry no more: Others have put in the time, and now there is an answer.
Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamous
Animals  (tags: wildlife, animals, habitat, behavior, monogomy, study, interesting, humans )

Giana
- 221 days ago - news.discovery.com
Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates.
Like People, Pigeons Can Categorize
Animals  (tags: animals, pigeons, images, categories, interesting, study )

Giana
- 223 days ago - news.discovery.com
Pigeons learn to put complicated images into categories by focusing on details that matter and ignoring irrelevant features.
St. Patrick's Day: "Green" Animals That Recycle
Animals  (tags: animals, recycle, environment, discovery, performance, interesting )

Dee
- 253 days ago - newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
St. Patrick's Day is almost here, a holiday famous for parades, parties, and everything turning so green that it's like looking at the world through night-vision goggles. So here are five of nature's greenest animals..
Bindi Irwin: Wildlife Warrior or SeaWorld Scapegoat? (GMA Video!!)
Animals  (tags: Bindi, Bob, Terri Irwin, GMA, Bindi Irwin, SeaWorld, Generaton Nation, interesting, WWSID, GMA Video )

BarbCat
- 253 days ago - care2.com
When Bindi Irwin (pictured above), the teenage daughter of the late Steve Irwin, recently announced her partnership with SeaWorld, the internet and animal welfare organizations were less than thrilled. Generation Nature Partnership Bindi is teaming
 

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